Signs for BODYBUILDING

ASL signs for BODYBUILDING

Meaning: the practice of lifting weights and performing certain specific calisthenics to strengthen and enlarge the muscles of the body.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture: While there is a number of Deaf bodybuilders or personal trainers, here features a famous professional one.

Professional bodybuilder Shelley "Siren" Beattie (1967-2008) was one of American Gladiators in 1992-1996 and 1996-1998. Beattie reached the top three at the Ms. International (1991) and Ms. Olympia contests (1992).

"Siren impressed the producers of American Gladiators at her tryout when she did 57 pushups in 60 seconds, nearly double the average!" Source.

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